I see on cake shows, where they have some sort of plastic pillar type shape they cut to the right length for supporting tiers, what are they using? Does anyone know? I have seen this on Amazing Wedding Cakes
The ones they put inside the cake? If so, then they are dowels, you can buy plastic ones almost anywhere you get cake supplies, there are wooden ones too.
i HAVE ONLY SEEN THE PLASTIC DECORATIVE COLLUMNS, AND THE PENCIL THIN WOODEN DOWEL RODS....IS THIS WHAT YOU MEAN? THE ONES I SAW ON TV WERE THICK AS THE DECORATIVE ONES BUT THEY SIMPLY CUT FROM A LONG STRIP TO THE SIZE NEEDED.
Wilton makes them. They are "plastic dowels" about 1" in diameter and 12" long. They can be cut to size with a good serrated knife or a small hacksaw. Very easy to use and hold the weight of the cake well.
you can get them in many different diameters, from small to pretty thick. And like PP said wilton makes them. Some are hollow, some not. Here is a link to the 3/4 inch wide ones.
aha thank you all sooo much
Also a lot of people use bubble tea straws. You can find those online & at bubble tea shops. Those are probably the ones you see them cutting once they are inside the cake, with siccors. I think they use them on Ace of Cakes as well?
whats a tea bubble straw and whats a bubble tea shop?
These straws are very easy to use and cut evenly.
Also could be SPS! I've seen them used on a variety of shows and in person at demos. And you guys know that I know what SPS looks like!
What are SPS's?
What are SPS's?
It a support system for your cakes. If memory serves it stands for Single Plate Separator.
Leahs has the SPS instructions as a Sticky at the top of the How Do I? Forum
How can I have lived for 58 nyears and never hear of bubble tea, and also have been to south east asia hahaha thanks